Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tiddly Diva's Pretty Palette

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Tuesday Tiddly's Challenge #52 - Darling Diva. Get out your rhinestones and your bling, because today's challenge is to go Diva-licious with your Tiddly image - make a card worthy for a Diva.

What's more Diva then gracefully lounging while eating CHOCOLATES. I had half a dozen sentiments I could have used with this fabulous"Bonbons Diva" image which is BRAND NEW today at the Tiddly Inks store. Any sentiment about attitude, chocolate or being awesome would go perfectly with this new Diva. I finally chose the Classy & Fabulous sentiment from Squigglefly.com, so that the inside of the card could read "you are both things - enjoy your special day".

I had so much fun with this challenge. The colours also follow the My Time Made Easy.com colour challenge or Pretty Palette #11. Thankfully the Turquoise Fun Flocks worked perfectly with this gorgeous October Afternoon DP. And how could I not paper piece this Diva. This image screamed out for paper piecing. I added a yellow brad to the chaise for dimension.

As well this card is being submitted in the last Wednesday's Creative Craft World Challenge - use 3 or more flowers.

Hope you join along, and don't forget to check out the other awesome DT submissions at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog.

Other Accessories:
SU ribbon buckle
SU Top Note Die
Baker's paper Doily
Metal flowers

Monday, May 30, 2011

Love is Never Ending SFC100

Don't you just love when a card falls into place really quickly. I knew I was going to use this Squigglefly sentiment as the main stamp on a card using the Images by Heather M simple label SVG, but I didn't have a layout in mind. Then I jumped over to Squigglefly Challenge Blog this morning. Today's challenge is to use 3 of anything. It instantly hit me, 3 DP strips, so I ran over to my chalkboard and quickly sketched out this:
The Squigglefly Challenge #100 "Triple Digits Baby" - 3 of anything, works perfectly for this wedding card.

A childhood friend recently had a lovely Civil Ceremony and I wanted to whip up something to congratulate her and her hubby. I just love this sentiment, much more romantic then Congratulations. I added the double circle in PS and re-sized the sentiment to fit.

I used Teresa Collins Gray Flourishes DP - which I love. Yes I went monochromatic again, it looks so classy, and I don't do classy well. I also love using 3 panels of DP, kinda do it a lot. This challenge was MADE for me. I paper pierced the top portion of the card to help make the black not look too flat. I had to play with the photo adjustments afterward so that the piercing would show. I hope everything doesn't look washed out.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tiddly Magic

I made this card on Friday when the predicted forecast was for it to rain until Thursday of this week. It must have worked. Although we had a bit of rain yesterday, the weekend was a beauty, and today is as well. Must be Tiddly Magic!

I used Lysa's Crafty Creations shiny black hair tutorial found here on this gorgeous little Tiddly Ink.

I paired Donna's Adventure with Summer Days by Echo Park and hand wrote the sentiment.

I really think I may redo this card. You may not be able to tell, but on closer inspection I had a printer fiasco. Having read many promising post's about the wonders of laser printed images with Copics, I borrowed a laser to give it a try. Something went terribly wrong. I was nearly done colouring the image when the ink started chipping off the paper, leave spear marks in the background. That's okay, just cut out the image, well, that made it worst, all of the edges started chipping away. I had to use a black Copic to touch up all of the edges. I thought I would post it any way, maybe save some one else the same heart ache. What I THINK I did wrong was that I didn't change the paper type selection on the printer, I just left it to plain paper. I think the printer then didn't heat set correctly for the right weight of paper.

Circle Coluzzle
SU scallop punch
Pearl Effects
SU Glassy Glaze

Monday, May 23, 2011

Teacher Thank You

My youngest child had his classroom visit for next years Junior Kindergarten class. Here is the quick Thank You I whipped up for the two teachers.

The DP is October Afternoon: Fly A Kite & The Great Find. I used the apple svg from SVGCuts, and the yellow DP has the varied border scallop from Images by Heather M. The Gingham apple was 2x cut from cereal box to raise it up, and the seeds & stem are SU -Chocolate chip. I also used the SU - scallop border on The Great Find DP.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tiddly Inks - Inspire Me

Today's challenge over at the Tiddly Ink Challenge Blog #50 was to use the following image as inspiration.

I saw these coordinating gum drops at my local bulk food store and couldn't resist making a Mason Jar - Thank You Gift.

The Sugar Plum Fairy digital stamp comes with a gorgeously pre-coloured image of a Sugar Plum Fairy.

In PS, I reversed the pre-coloured image , added a double circle and arced the sentiment "Your sweeter then Honey! Thanks for everything". I then darkened the background in opaque purple. I used a circle and coordinating scallop punch along with my favorite Doily SVG from My Graphico.com.

I printed off a whole sheet of these pre-coloured circular fairies on SU - Shimmery White cardstock to have on hand in a last minute pinch. I have dozens of mason jars, so just a quick trip to the bulk candy aisle, some ribbon and I'm all set.

Here is another submission for this challenge: I used Bathing Beauty. When I saw this flapper gal, I immediately knew I had to colour her in B&W. I think I am more confidant shading black & white images. It's like working with graphite, which we were forever doing in our sketch books for homework in art class.

I couldn't help adding finger waves to her hair. Some of the previous submissions to the Tiddly Inks gallery have this beauty in waves, and mine had to have them too.

The sentiment reads "Don't be afraid to Make a Splash - 2010" The ticket stub is included with the purchase of the Ticket to My Life digital stamp and the frame is LA's Cricut - Nestie Font SVG.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Did You Hear The Exciting News?

I have no idea how I kept this a secret so long. I have been DESPERATE to spill the beans, but I can finally announce it:
I have accepted a Guest Designer spot for Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog for the next few months. You can check out the other new members here. I am so honored, and excited, I can barely contain myself.

I hope you can come along on this journey with me while I endeavor to learn and improve and become as good as the talented people I adore.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our weekly Challenge, see details here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tiddly Inks "Anything Goes" & Blog Hop

Hop on over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog for the "Anything Goes" Challenge #49.

As well don't forget the Birthday Celebration Blog Hop, details found here.

Isn't this Lilli image gorgeous. She reminds me of my two daughters when they were toddlers, red hair and all.

I made my Twisted Easel card using Laura Lipe's instructions found here.

I used SU-Chocolate Chip and coordinating Dutch Mustard Soup DP by Jillibean-soup The DP was part of my Mother's Day gift from my hubby and kids as was the Inkessentials white gel pen - hurray!

The Sentiment is by Studio G Clear Stamps fit into a Cuddle-Bug Tag die cuts. I used a Scallop Circle SVG by LA-Cricut, and a Scallop Border SVG by Images by Heather M to complete the inside of the card.

Put on your sunglasses for this next piece - sorry, I went ULTRA bright. I Copic coloured Lilli Claire - another adorable image that looks like my girls *sigh*.

The DP is Echo Park - Summer Days. The are borders is Lace/Doily by Martha Stewart and the Zig Zag border is from Images by Heather M. The Bell-bottom font reads "Forever in Blue Jeans" - it didn't show up well in the photo.

Tiddly Inks is also hosting a little puzzle adventure today. If you came from Marlena's blog, then you are on the right track to solving the puzzle. My puzzle piece is shown below. The next puzzle piece is on Renee's blog. Once you have solved the puzzles and found the names in the "What's New" section, please email Christy at ccart87@gmail.com to get entered for her prizes. If you want more inspiration, stop by her blog {http://tiddlyinks.blogspot.com] and check out her little blog hop. It is open until May 12

Thanks for stopping by today. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Good luck and keep hopping, your almost there!

Monday, May 9, 2011

RC Dudley - May SFYTT

I played along with the Doodle Dragon Challenge over at Dustin Pike's Blog - Dudley and his Power Wheels. This challenge was to use the free RC Dudley image and let your imagination go wild. I paired the adorable Dudley image colored in Copics, with Echo Park - Little Boy DP, and used two lace doily mat SVG's from MyGraphico.com.

I used May's Sketch For You To Try from iheart2stamp. They have such fun layouts there, I can't help, but give them a go.

The sentiment "Got Game" is Studio G Clear Stamps mounted on a Cuddle Bug Tag die cut. A red stitched ribbon and button detail finish it all off.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Berry Sweet SC331

This is my submission for Splitcoaststamper's Wednesday Sketch Challenge SC331 found here. I made an A2 square card (4.24" x 4.25"), which allows for embellishments and such to go outside the left and right edges of the card and still fit in an A2 envelope.

I used another new fabulous Birthday release from Tiddly Inks called Minnie's Berry. She is coloured in Copics with Echo Park DP. The red gingham is from my scrap drawer. The sentiment on the envelope is a free digital image also from Tiddly Inks found here. It reads "You are Berry Sweet"

I love buttons, they can hide a multiple of sins. I accidentally dropped a marker onto my image right before finishing. It made a big pink streak across the left leg. Not that you can notice it with a button over top!

To finish off the image I used some red ric-rac and scrappers floss on the buttons. The 2 mats have been scallops with the Martha Stewart Doily border punch.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tiddly Vintage Mothers Day

It's time for Tiddly Inks Tuesday Challenge again. This weeks challenge #48 - Mothers Day Flair is to create a VINTAGE Mothers Day card. Some of the DT went Shabby Chic, too kewl.

Wow, was I ever nervous about this challenge. I am not a vintage card maker. I love seeing them, and there are many amazing vintage makers out there, but it certainly isn't my specialty. And of course I went Grandma's attic vintage.

For my card, I used "June" from Tiddly Inks First Birthday release. How could I not purchase her - the DT and Birthday Blog guest made her look irresistible.

I coloured her with Copics and added white pencil crayon to her hair. I paper pieced her dress & bow with MME - Wild Asparagus gingham and paper stained it after adding W5/W3 Copic shadows. I used a sponge to add the paper stain around the image. All gingham-ed up and and paper stained, doesn't June look like she just stepped off the set of Anne of Green Gables or Little House on the Prairie.

The top note style edge border - Annie's Edge and the Scallop Swirl frame are from SVG Cuts.

All of the DP is from MME - Wild Asparagus pack and the first layer is sewn to the cardstock. EVERY THING on this card except the ribbon and buckle are stained in a Coppery/Olive Green pigment pad. I added a Wilton 4" Bakers paper doily, some silk flowers, a SU Buckle, K&C border, green ribbon, pearls, a chipboard circle tag and stamped a Studio G sentiment on the tag then marker stitched the edges.

Hope she doesn't look too dusty for being dug out of Grandma's attic?

Also added to the May's Anything Goes Challenge at By The Cute and Girly Challenges - thanks to Lou for the link.